Example sentences for: descend

How can you use “descend” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Confusions between the identical sounding to and two almost led to a mid-air collision, when a pilot misheard Climb to five zero as Climb two five zero, putting him on a collision course with another aircraft that was just fifteen hundred feet above him; it did lead to a fatal accident, when a pilot, in another incident, read back the instruction Descend two four zero zero as O.K. Four zero zero and then proceeded, without correction from the controller, to descend to four hundred, rather than twenty-four hundred feet.

  • The remaining rRNA genes descend from two different ancestral operons, with other rRNA operons lost entirely.

  • The standard fire drill announcement advised participants that in the event of an actual emergency, they would be directed to descend to at least three floors below the fire.

  • But it’s not just international tourists that descend on the Algarve; many Portuguese from Lisbon and elsewhere in the north have holiday homes and spend their summer vacations here.

  • An international carrier inbound to the United States was handed off to a new Center after the captain had read back the clearance Cleared to descend to two zero zero, cross two zero miles south of XYZ at two two zero and the First Officer had set the altitude selector to 20,000 feet.


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